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Summer Lovin’

Posted by on Jul 5, 2019 in Blogging Friends Blog Hop, Friend Like You Bundle, July 2019, Pigment Sprinkles | 6 comments

Today is the Blogging Friends hop! We are celebrating Summer!  The theme is Summer Lovin’…you got it right out of my favorite childhood movie Grease.  So, of course, I had to make a beach card for today hop!

Summer Lovin'

I had a bunch of ideas floating around in my head. One was to recreate the mood of the first scene in Grease. You know Danny and Sandy on the beach…

To create my scene I decided to do some watercolor.  For the watercolor, I just had to use the new Pigment Sprinkles.  Along with the new sprinkles, I used a few of the ink refills as watercolor. I just have to say, the new Pigment Sprinkles are so very vibrant!!!!

After picking what medium I was going to use for the background, I had to decide what stamps and dies to use!  My first choice was the Friend Like You bundle!  I knew that the palm tree die was a must.

Friend Like You Bundle

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This bundle makes my heart so happy!!!  There are so many things to love!  The palm trees for one! The cattails (I have always loved cattails) Then you have awesome dies that can create really cool outdoor silhouettes.

Friend Like You

  • The first thing I did was to sprinkle out some pigment powders into a pallet. Then I added some water to make the fluid.
  • I watercolors the water using Blueberry Bushel ink refill and the Bermuda Bay pigment sprinkle.
  • As the water dried.  I started working on the sky, using Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody pigment sprinkles and the Calypso Coral ink refill.
  • There is this little strip of blue sky.  That was created with Smoky Slate and really watered down Bermuda Bay.
  • The specs of yellow on the water were a happy accident.  At one point I tried sprinkling some Daffodil Delight pigment.   And now we have a reflection of light…
  • The palm trees are pieced together from several leftover pigment powder test.

I completely hope you will give the Pigment powders a try!  They really make beautiful backgrounds and can be used for so many different ideas.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.


Thank you for stopping by!  I sure hope you hop along to see what everyone is creating today to celebrate Summer Lovin’  And just in case your not already singing Summer Nights in your head…

Peace my creative friends-


One word “New” Blog Hop

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in 2019 In Colors, Big Shot, blog hop, In King Royalty Blog Hop 2019, Memorable Mosaic, Pretty Paecock, Seaside Spray, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Terracotta Tile, Uncategorized, Verdant Garden, Well Written | 10 comments

I’m super excited to be hopping along with the Inking Royalty. This group of stampers is my favorite!  They always provide plenty of inspiration, encouragement, and friendship!  I’m happy you are here!

 Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around NEW. With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, NEW gives us the opportunity to showcase new products and play with new colors. There are also new occasions (babies, weddings, graduations) to celebrate, so you are going to see a variety of projects in this hop. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I’m using the NEW In colors and two NEW stamps set today.  The new In Colors are muted and lovely.  I have not had much of a chance to play and discover all the loveliness of the In Colors. So, this blog hop was the perfect opportunity to discover how awesome they are!  I found that I love Seaside Spray with Smoky Slate. And Terracotta Tile with Mint Macrone makes a perfect modern color combination.

I decided to use the Verdant Garden Stamp Set. I adore this pattern play stamp set.  The best part is the stamp set is super easy to align!  I didn’t even use the stamperatious. Just my stamp set and clear blocks!

Verdant Garden

Verdant Garden Stamp Set

I have been dying to use the willow tree in the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set!  So, of course, this was a perfect opportunity!!!

Memorable Mosaic

Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set

After stamping this willow tree I’m completely obsessed with the beautiful and unique look it produces!! I am absolutely looking forward to using it more in the future!

  • The colors used are Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, and Seaside Spray
  • Look how absolutely lovely that tree is!  I love when all you do is a stamp and you create a beautiful image.
  • The Distinktive stamp is what allows you to have shades of ink with one stamping! Which is pretty cool

  • If I was to make this card again, I would make the word “happy” in a different color. Something contrasting, maybe yellow.
  • The circle was punched from a background that I made using Seaside Spray and Pretty Peacock. I saved the rest of the background for another card.
  • The Happy came from the die set Well Written. The Birthday from the corresponding Well Said stamp set

Next up is the card made from the rest of the stamped background after punching my circle

  • I had the Well Written dies out so, it only made sense that I die cut a few of the elements to add to this super simple card
  • The Seaside Spray background needed a little pizzazz. So, the subtitle texture embossing folder to the rescue! This embossing folder is my all time favorite

  • Oh my, this just might be my favorite color combination for the new In Colors. Terracotta Tile and Seaside Spray
  • One of the fun things about the Verdant Garden Stamp Set is you can quickly create several cards but simply changing up ink

  • I adore the color combination of Seaside Spray with Smoky Slate
  • The thank you is from the Kindness & Compassion stamp set. The die cut greenery and friend  is from the Well Written die set

I just have one more card for you.  I really enjoyed creating different backgrounds using the New In Colors and the New Verdant Garden Stamp Set. I have about 5 backgrounds that I did not use. So, this is mot The last you have seen of this stamp set!   The new In Colors are beautiful on there own or combined with other colors in the Stampin’ Up! family!

  • Terracotta Tile and Mint Macaron are just so lovely together!  This color com can go Modern Christmas to Summer happy!  I went Modern Christmas
  • This card lends itself to several ways to step it up. could add a ribbon and a nice bow 2. Sequins would look awesome. 3. A little silver thread behind the deer would bring some holiday sparkle

You may be wondering where Racoco Rose and Purple Posey are.  I made several backgrounds with Racoco Rose it is a wonderful color. Unfortunately, when I started making cards I forgot to use one of the Racoco Rose Backgrounds.  Purple Posey ink is not available yet. Hopefully, soon we will have it!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

 If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

Have a wonderful Wednesday.  I hope each of you hops along with the rest of the Royals!

peace my creative friends-